C.R. England challenges court judgement ordering $1.3 million to OOIDA

After a federal court ruled in an 11-year-long class-action lawsuit that C.R. England owes members of the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association $1.3 million, the Salt Lake City-based carrier is challenging the judgement, continuing the ongoing case between the two parties.

The case is set to see minor action April 22 — the deadline set by the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for attorneys representing C.R. England to appear or submit their transcripts.

A federal district court in 2007 ruled that C.R. England had violated the Truth-in-Leasing regulations between 1998 and 2002 when it did not comply with the charge-back, forced-purchase and escrow provisions of the law, according to court documents.

Of the 6,000 members being represented by OOIDA’s class-action suit, 1,000 appeared eligible for a cash settlement. OOIDA said it will file a counter-claim to C.R.E’s this week.